Source: (2006) Paper presented at the 3rd Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the International Association of Prosecutors. Macau, China 12–14 January 2006.

This paper highlights the three different sentencing options in the A.C.T. ranging from the traditional common law approach, the diversionary sentencing approach of the Aboriginal Circle Court (the Ngambra Court) and the new Restorative Justice legislation. The prosecution take part in both traditional sentencing and Circle Court sentencing, but have very little contribution within the Restorative Justice model. It is hoped readers will get a general idea of the sentencing options available in the A.C.T. and the important role prosecutors can have within the sentencing process. (excerpt)